D-Groups Ministry

Joining a D-Group

We would love to help you get involved in a D-Group! Christian community is one of the most profound ways to grow in your faith and understanding of God’s love for you.

D-Groups meet weekly and are matched according to age, gender, and your schedule availability.

There are three ways to get involved in a D-Group:

  1. Complete the online D-Group Sign-up Form.
  2. Invite a few students to be in a group with you and provide the discipleship ministries team with your contact information. We will find a great leader for you.
  3. Invite a few students to be in a group that you will lead. Contact the office and we will provide resources that will equip you as a leader.

If you have any questions, contact us at dgroups@apu.edu, call (626) 815-3874, or swing by the Office of the Campus Pastors.

Prospective D-Group Leaders

Leading a D-Group can be an exciting way to see God at work in your life and in the lives of other APU students. All D-Group leaders go through an application process to discern whether this is the right time and role for your unique leadership gifts. D-Group leaders should love the Lord deeply, walk with God faithfully, have excellent social skills, and be organized and reliable.

Time Commitment

  • Two hours weekly to plan, spiritually prepare, and facilitate your weekly D-Group meeting (at a time of your choosing)
  • Complete and submit a Ministry Action Plan
  • Complete and submit a Discipleship Wellness Check
  • Daily prayer for your D-Group members
  • A once-a-month meeting with your Discipleship SALT rep for ongoing leadership training, spiritual support, personal check-in, and prayer
  • Attendance at three events per semester put on by the Office for Discipleship Ministries (Fall Overnight Training, Discipleship Leader Chapel, Spring kickoff, appreciation event, etc.)
  • Other events or opportunities as presented by the Office for Discipleship Ministries (Discipleship Retreat, Service Projects, etc.)
  • One-on-one meetings with D-Group members as needed to further encourage and support them

Application Process

To apply to be a D-Group Leader, follow the process below. Applications for 2019-20 are due by 5 p.m. February 6, 2019. A student leadership information meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2019, in the Wynn 2 on East Campus.

  1. Sign up for/log in to Handshake, search for “azusa pacific d-group,” then click on the job posting and follow the on-screen instructions. The application includes the following forms, available on Handshake:
    • Student Leadership General Application (located under Career Center/Resources)
    • D-Group Leader Supplemental Questions Form (located in the job description)
    • Student Leadership Covenant (located in the job description)
  2. Two references